Carbon storage and the government attitude to forestry model

Cambridge, Michael
November 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p37
The article considers the attitude of the New Zealand government to a forestry model. A government attitude to forestry model has been created to look at government liabilities and projections for another 20 years. It also explores the effects of the government compensating farm foresters various amounts per ton for carbon stored in their forests. The model operates by assuming that farmers and forest owners will change their decisions on the trees they plant or replant, depending on how much they are paid for storing carbon. The article also presents two graphs that highlight the differences with various payment scenarios for carbon storage.


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